Sometimes, I sit and think what possessed me to pick up a new dog. Although I love my dog, he’s chewing up everything in my house. He chews up the wires that are left exposed, and he has cost me money for repairs for a stereo and a TV. He also scratches the furniture, and trust me when I say that my leather couch will never be the same. I even bought new furniture, but it doesn’t make a difference if it’s a leather couch or fabric because he still scratches it. I’ve even had his paws groomed, so they weren’t so sharp, but it still didn’t help with the scratching.
I got to the point where I honestly thought about giving my dog away, and it broke my heart to feel this way. The only thing is that I can’t afford to keep replacing everything that he keeps biting, chewing, and scratching. I decided that I would take him into a trainer, and I was hoping it would help him to change his behavior. I took him to the trainer for the first time, and even the trainer had a hard time with him. He was constantly trying to chew on the stereo wires the trainer had lying on the floor next to the big speakers he was playing.
I couldn’t understand why a dog trainer would need speakers in his workplace, but he says that it’s something he feels the need for, and some dogs enjoy music. He got to see firsthand what kind of problems I’m having with my dog, and at least he offered to help me make him behave. I had taken the dog to his training class every single day for a week before I started seeing any difference. The dog slowly stopped biting on things, and I wasn’t even certain why his behavior was changing.
The trainer was using more of a spiritual thing to train my dog than common sense, but it seemed to be working. The trainer would even spend private time with my dog, and he said it would help the dog to behave himself better. Whatever the trainer did is working, and I’m now able to leave my dog around my electronics, without worrying about him biting through the wires. I decided that since the dog was starting to learn not to do certain things, maybe I should give him a treat.
I went into the closet for a bag of Beneful treats, which is something he eats very rarely. Since I only give him a treat when he’s good, you can imagine how often he gets them. At least I can say that he does get very good food, and I always feed him Beneful. He does pretty well when it comes time for him to eat his meals, and he never leaves a drop of Beneful behind. I’ve even purchased him several bowls of wet Beneful dog food, and that’s what he really loves. I’m glad I decided to keep my dog, and that I’ll continue to feed him Beneful.